The new local span of the 11th Street Bridge opened Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON – The 11th Street Local Bridge opened Thursday morning, providing a direct connection between historic Anacostia and the Capitol Hill/Navy Yard area.
Initially, the bridge will carry two lanes inbound and one lane outbound as well as a temporary 6-foot separated walkway for pedestrians and cyclists. There will also be a ramp providing a direct connection to the Washington Navy Yard at O Street SE.
After Thursday morning’s rush hour, the existing 13th Street ramp — which currently provides access from Good Hope Road to the inbound 11th Street Bridge — will close permanently. Traffic will be re-directed to the new bridge.
With the opening of the new bridge and the closing of the 13th Street ramp, DDOT says that pedestrians and bicyclists will see the following changes Thursday morning:
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